Last year, approximately 24% of the companion animals taken in by the SPCA Albrecht Center were surrendered by their owner.
Reasons vary, but the core reason is the same: lifestyle change. Whether it’s discovering you’re expecting a baby, getting laid off of your job, having financial issues or making a big move, you may suddenly find yourself surrendering your pet to a shelter.
Luckily, there is now an abundance of resources that can save your pet from the stress of being sent to a shelter, while saving the shelters from overcrowding. Before calling your local shelter, we ask you to take the time to explore Adopt-A-Pet’s ‘Rehoming’ feature, or other alternatives to rehoming, and use your local shelter as a last resort.